Skip to comments.Ohio woman claims she was fired for Obama vote
Posted on 02/21/2013 2:54:19 PM PST by null and void
DAYTON A southwest Ohio woman who says she was fired because she voted for President Barack Obama filed a lawsuit against her former employer.
Patricia Kunkles lawsuit accuses Dayton-based defense contractor Q-Mark Inc. and its president of telling employees that if Obama was re-elected, then his supporters would be the first to be fired, The Dayton Daily News reported.
Brian Wildermuth, an attorney for the company president, said in a statement that Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons nothing more.
I am sure you and your readers are familiar with the ongoing uncertainties regarding defense spending, and thus the economic environment confronting defense contractors, he said. The allegation that Q-Mark discharged Ms. Kunkle because of her vote is simply false.
Kunkle, of Kettering, has an unlisted phone number and her Dayton attorney didnt immediately respond to a request to speak with her.
The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 14, seeks a minimum of $25,000. It says that Kunkles vote came up in conversation on Nov. 7, the day after the election, and that she was fired Nov. 9. The suit claims that the companys president and owner, Roberta Gentile, said the firing was in the best interest of the company.
The lawsuit said that Gentile engaged Q-Mark employees in conversations aimed at discovering their political affiliations and repeatedly disparaged Obama supporters.
Kunkle started as a temporary worker with the small company in April and became full-time in May, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit said that she performed her duties efficiently and effectively, and never received any disciplinary action or negative performance evaluations.
Defense attorneys have until mid-March to respond to the lawsuit.
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww poor lady..because of her idiotic vote we all have to suffer..but dont worry, she can just get unemployment and food stamps like the rest of the Obama zombies
I wonder what her...ah, never mind.
Good grief, I am so tired of overly emotion people and their ridiculous accusations. She is proving she is unstable and should have been let go for more reasons then economic cutbacks.
Anybody who would 1) vote for Obama’s reelection and 2) admit doing so, has such poor judgement that she deserves to be let go.
leftists have been doing this for decades, not hiring conservatives in colleges, media schools and Hollyweird
Sounds like a place she couldn’t really be happy working at anyway, so why wouldn’t she want to leave?
Oh, that’s right - there aren’t any other jobs, because Obama has been destroying this economy...
I wish my employer had done this. We are making tens of millions less because of the presence of Bernanke and 0.
This is a defense contractor-—when Obama’s sequestration comes about, a lot of defense workers are going to be laid off.
Letting those off who voted for Obama is a good start.
Just blame it on the Sequester.
Fired??..... silly...now EXILED ...that I could understand.
She’s probably a liar.
Elections have consequences.....
And why no those that support Obamacare, you reap what you sow.
That won’t fly but may make it an issue to be settle for a few $.
Last hired...first fired.
No they're not.
I believe you are wrong.
Furlough != layoff.
Some will be laid off, I am sure. Happens all the time. But 800,000? No. Furlough. I am not wrong.
By April we will find out.
I hope ths she was.
She’s been there since April, became permanent in May, and she is suing for $25K? When companies across the country are laying off much longer term employees?
FIFO Patricia. Too bad, so sad.
Hey, Patricia. To paraphrase your Dear Leader, this is your part of “sharing the pain” that your vote inflicted on countless other millions of unemployed Americans. You were gainfully employed, you voted for change, and now you got it. Suck it up like the rest of us!
The Furlough will consist of one day a week on a rotating basis. Length of time is undetermined. This is the fed. Private contractors will be laid off based on their importance.
For the funnof itlets say you are living from pay day to pay day. Then they cut your pay by 20%. How does that grab ya?
On top of that they raise your freakin taxes.Raise gas prices, raise the cost of food.
How do you make your house payment then? Especially if you are already underwater.
That Obama what a great guy. A greaking genious to come up with this sequestrian plan. And the damned Republicans signed on to it with the idiot democrats.
Who TF do they think is going to pay the entitlement people when they are destroying the Middle vclass.
Is this the plan? To destroy the Middle class??? Sure seems like it.
Just passing on what I have read lately.
Fired is a good start.
I haven't quite reached the "hang them all from lamp posts" stage yet but firing is good. People who are evil and/or dumb enough to vote for Oblameus are not an asset to any honest business.
It does show appalling lack of judgement.
Not if the GOP does the predictable cave.